As the rugby World Cup takes place In Japan the fans all over the world are crowding to experience the sport championship first hand and experience the sports environment in Japan. But what’s a sport without a touch of drama and controversy
Jamie Joseph has hit out at Scotland for threatening legal action against World Rugby if the typhoon approaching the Tokyo area forces the cancellation of the fixture against Japan in Yokohama on Sunday, saying the hosts want the game to go ahead just as much as their opponents. The Japan head coach made a statement before he announced his team to face Scotland, stating he had been unhappy with articles he had read in the preceding three days and comments he had heard from the Scottish side of the spectrum.
The Scottish Rugby Union issued a statement after World Rugby announced that it would decide whether the match would be played after the damage from the typhoon was known and analysed thoroughly, saying it expected contingency plans to be put in place. There were reports they would consider legal action if the organisers stuck with their protocol of not moving a called-off match to another day.
It will be interesting to see how this beef between the two nations over rugby will pan out. But the loss in this fight is for the spirit of the game and that will for sure take a huge hit as this situation escalates. None the less we will be keeping an eye out for japan as the typhoon approaches and also leads to cancellation of the Japanese Grand Prix on Sunday at the Suzuka circuit.
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